Work starts on new homes in Witney

Work is underway on a new development of affordable homes in Witney, West Oxfordshire. 

Cottsway is partnering with Crest Nicholson to deliver the affordable housing as part of a 257-home development on the former Witney Football Club ground, off Downs Road. The ground has been disused since 2013 and was demolished in 2016 following fire safety concerns. 

Once completed the new scheme, named Colwell Green, will include 72 affordable rented homes and 31 shared ownership properties as well as public open space and play facilities.   

The new homes are due to be handed over to Cottsway in phases between 2019 and 2022.  

Vivian Rosser, chief executive of Cottsway, said: “With a high demand for affordable rental properties from people in housing need and 1,000 people on the waiting list for shared ownership in the area, we are determined to invest heavily in building new homes, as well as maintain our existing ones to a high standard. 

“This latest scheme is an important one for the town and I look forward to handing over the keys. 

“This is the first project in a while where we have partnered with Crest Nicholson, and we are delighted to be working with the company again to deliver these much-needed, quality homes.” 

David Hnyda, Sales and Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson Chiltern, said: “We’re pleased to have worked alongside Cottsway Housing to deliver this selection of affordable new homes at Colwell Green. We’re expecting this development to be popular with families due to all the nearby amenities and appealing semi-rural setting, and look forward to welcoming our first residents in 2019.” 

Applying for a shared ownership home

To apply for a home, applications need to register on the Help to Buy South website.

You can also contact Cottsway directly for more information by email.

Applying for a rented home

The properties will be advertised once ready and you can then make an enquiry on the Home Seeker Plus website. You can also contact Cottsway on 01993 890000 for more information.

All applicants will need to register with West Oxfordshire District Council.